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TOYS DONATIONS - EmployMs of the Kings
Mountain ConvalMcral Contor and mombers
of th« Kings Mountain laycMS last wook
presented Kings Mountain firemen with dona
tions for their Toys for Tots program, which
benefits needy children at Christmas. The ad
ministrative staff this year made Toys for Tots
donations instead of exchanging gifts and the
Photo by Gary Stewart
laycees purchased used bicycles and gave
the firemen a check to cover the cost of repair
ing them. Left to right are Carolyn Bell and
Faye Barbee, KMCC employees; firemen
Gene Tignor. Bill Herndon and Bud Ware; and
laycees Lorry Hamrick, Myers Hambright Ir.
and Alan Propst.
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28 Deaths Predicted
413 E. King St.
The NX'. SMUe Motor Club
estimates 28 people may die in
traffic accidents on North
Carolina streets and highways
over the upcoming Christmas
and New Year’s holidays, two of
the most meaningful holidays of
The state will count its toll
from 600 p.m. on Thursday,
December 24 through midnight
Sunday, December 27 for
ChrLstmas; and from 600 p.m.
Thursday, December 31 through
midnight Sunday, January 3 for
Last year 19 were killed and
1,015 were injured over
Christmas holidays, while 17
were killed and 826 injured over
the New Year holiday. Each
holiday was celebrated over a
‘This prediction, as well as
every other holiday prediction is
always an unpleasant job, and
we are always hopeful that our
predictions will far exceed the
actual loss of life at the end of
the holidays.”stated Dr. John G.
Frazier, president of the
statewide motor club.
“However, statistics cannot be
tivnored, and with each holidy we
5«e hopeful that our message will '
^ach more and more motorists,
making them aware of the
dangers and the fact that only
the drivers themselves can help
reduce the needless number of
deaths that occur on our streets
and highways.” Frazier added.
The problem strikes at all
segments of the population-
infants, the elderly, drivers,
riders, and pedestrians. The facts
show the tremendous loss of
young people in their most
vibrant and productive years.
Approximately half of all
highways fatalities are under 30
years of age.
Local and State Highway
Patrol officers will be out in full
force during the holiday period,
concentrating on the speeding
and drinking driver.
“Have a safe holiday”, Frazier
stated, “and help keep you and
your loved ones out of the colli
The very mention of the word
■•Christmas" brings to mind
any number of images: rotund
sidewalk Santas appealing to
holiday shoppers; twinkling
lights dancing upon the boughs
of an evergreen: pleasant hear-
ihside gatherings of family and
Food ngurrs in
Of all the a.ssociations that
come to mind when thinking of
Christmas, one of the most vivid
is that of holiday foods. For
Christmas, like no other time of
the year, seduces even the most
disdainful of cooks into the
Fruitcakes laden with raisins,
currants and citron and laced
with a good dose of sherry or
brandy, are an old holiday tradi
Buttery cookies, cut in the
shape of candy canes, reindeer,
stars and Santas are a favorite
with children. An adventure
some baker might try his or her
hand at a gingerbread house—
when decorated with spice
drops, icing and sugary confetti,
it's a visual treat too good to eat.
Diet next year
Don't be afraid to indulge in
the seasonal goodies. After all,
those New Year's resolutions to
diet are just around the comer!
His birth brought love and hope to all
mankind...embracing hearts with joy and
spirits with true peace. Let the celebration
of this holy day fill each of us with
renewed happiness, as we share in thanks
for the many blessings we behold.
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C.